Center for Tropical Research celebrates 20 years of science and conservation

Kaitlyn DeShon

Since its founding in 1997, the center has made important environmental discoveries in more than 45 countries on four continents, publishing more than 300 academic articles. Its work ranges from studying the ecology and conservation of migratory bird populations in North, Central and South America to how biodiversity in generated and maintained in the rainforests…


Panel discusses legal options to hold fossil fuel companies accountable

Hannah Pipes

But times are changing, and cities across California have begun to push back with lawsuits. These recent legal actions were the focus of a January 23 panel discussion hosted by the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, part of UCLA School of Law. The panel included Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy…


Has climate change made wildfire terrorism a serious threat?

Holly Buck

The whole hillside, dotted with red California fuchsia, was clearly ready to burn. Anyone could walk up one of the many roads and trails in these parched hills and strike a match.  Wildfire-friendly conditions are expected to increase with climate change, and yet wildfire terrorism is seldom discussed. Perhaps that’s due to fear of giving…